Skip to comments.Dramatic rescue ends with 8 kids pulled from water
Posted on 09/18/2012 1:44:16 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A family [the Gibsons] gathered for a reunion pulled eight Oregon children from a lake with a steep drop-off where two girls already had sunk to the muddy bottom, a fire official said.
The family pulled the children from danger by passing each one from person to person until they reached shore.
When [Gaston Fire Chief Roger] Mesenbrink arrived, he found the Gibson family huddled with the rescued children, whose parents hugged them and repeatedly thanked the Gibsons between racking sobs.
"The kids are doing great, quite well," Mesenbrink said. "I'm amazed."
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Americans did save these children.
Americans do selfless acts like this daily (without making news).
It's just what we do.
And government doesn’t get the credit.
When seconds count, the government is miles and (if your lucky) minutes away.
why do people think they don’t need to have the kids learn to swim? Esp in a lake for Pete’s sake, it’s one thing to be in a pool with clear water, but a murky lake is a complete nightmare.
Because they are "parents" who also don't know how to swim?